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 Intellectual Disabilities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Intellectual disabilities refers to significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning which exists concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior that adversely affect educational performance and is manifested during the developmental period.


Curriculum Resources for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities 

Curriculum Resources for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities FY21

SCD Distance Learning Support 2020 

Instructional Support for Teachers of Students with
Significant Cognitive Disabilities  

 State-Defined Alternate Diploma Information

State-Defined Alternate Diploma Professional Learning Series

This series has 5 sessions. Each session begins at 3:00 and lasts 45 minutes.

​Date​Title and Link​Recording​PowerPoint Presentation
​3-3-21​Session 1: Who are the students?​Link​Link
​3-10-21​Session 2: Why is communication and assistive technology essential?Link


​3-17-21​Session 3: What is the role of adaptive behavior?​​LinkLink
​3-24-21​Session 4: What is the State-Defined Alternate Diploma?LinkLink
​3-31-21​Session 5: What are best practices for transition to life?Link​Link
4-21-21Bonus Session LinkLink
FAQ - Understanding the State-Defined Alternate Diploma


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     Contact Information

    Lynn Holland
    Program Manager

    1562 Twin Towers East
    205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
    Atlanta, GA 30334​

    ​Anne Myers
    Educational  Program Specialist
    Cell: (404) 548-9790   

    Paula Gumpman
    Assistive Technology Program Specialist